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Immigration Law: How Did We Get Here?

  • Amani Chattanooga 420 South Willow Street Chattanooga, TN, 37404 United States (map)

America is often called "a nation of immigrants," but its immigration system itself is complex and confusing. This class will review the basics of the U.S. immigration system, providing both a historical perspective and the practical information necessary to understand and contribute to the current debate.

About the teacher:

Martin W. Lester is an immigration attorney based in the Chattanooga area. His practice, Lester Law, includes family-based immigration, visa petitions for entrepreneurs and highly-skilled individuals, and defending cases in immigration courts throughout the region. Martin is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where he has held leadership positions at both the Chapter and National levels. He currently serves on the AILA Military Assistance Committee (MAP) and as Vice-Chair of the AILA Mid-South Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) Committee. Martin graduated from Yale Law School in 1990, where he served as the Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law.

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